What Is The Difference Between Obama's Speech On Budgeting And Recovery

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On February 24, 2009, just over a month after becoming President of the United States of America, President Barack Obama stood and gave his first State of the Union address. In his speech, he presented to the public some of his goals as President to help pull America out of the economic recession. He presented specific ideas in areas such as budgeting and economic recovery, health care, and education. Now, nearly seven years later, we can look back and evaluate how his goals have been met. Budgeting and recovery is an obvious step towards pulling out of an economic recession. President Obama began pushing for legislation leading towards long-term recovery the day he took office. At the time of his speech, he announced: “As soon as I took office, I asked this Congress to send me a recovery plan…. [T]onight I am grateful that this Congress delivered and pleased to …show more content…
To help achieve this goal, President Obama started the Race to the Top fund for states who were the most innovative, ambitious, and advanced in their plans for educational reform. The idea was to generate reforms that the whole nation could emulate successfully (“Race To the Top”). This generated competition among the states, and as a result, an entirely new educational policy emerged, called the Common Core State Standards. The standards were left to the states to adopt, but President Obama’s financial incentives from the Race to the Top fund helped push states towards adopting Common Core. Forty-two states eventually adopted Common Core (“Standards in Your State”). However, as was the case with Obamacare, Common Core was very controversial. Once again, Republicans in the House and Senate swore to fight against Common Core. Nonetheless, Common Core was fully implemented in all forty-two states by the end of the 2014-15 school

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